Beijing: News

08 Feb 2023


Chinese 'spy' balloons targeted numerous countries, including India: Report

China operated a fleet of spy balloons to target numerous nations like Japan and India, according to media reports. The reports come just days after the United States (US) military shot down a Chinese surveillance craft hovering over the country's sensitive installations.

01 Jan 2023


China can see 'light of hope' in COVID-19 battle: Jinping

In his New Year message on Saturday, Chinese President Xi Jinping said that the "light of hope is right in front" even as China continues to battle a spike in COVID-19 cases.

31 Dec 2022


COVID-19: Share specific, real-time data on situation, WHO asks China

The World Health Organization (WHO) has once again asked China to share real-time and specific data regularly on the COVID-19 condition in the nation amid the recent spike in the cases after Beijing decided to relax its strict "zero-COVID" laws.

20 Dec 2022


COVID-19 may engulf 60% of China's population in 3 months

China is facing a fresh spike in COVID-19 cases, with healthcare and crematorium facilities becoming overwhelmed, according to reports.

28 Nov 2022


Anti-lockdown protests intensify across China as demonstrators, police clash

As China is struggling to contain rising COVID-19 cases which are breaking records with every passing day, anti-lockdown protests are said to be growing in the country's major cities with reports of clashes.

16 Sep 2022


Chinese delegation banned from seeing Queen Elizabeth's coffin in parliament

The United Kingdom has refused permission for a Chinese government delegation to attend Queen Elizabeth's lying-in-state, causing a new diplomatic rift with Beijing.

01 Sep 2022

Xi Jinping

Potential 'crimes against humanity' on Uyghur Muslims in China: UN

In a revelatory report released on Wednesday, the United Nations (UN) has accused China of severe human rights violations in Xinjiang province.

09 Aug 2022


Taiwan accuses China of using drills to 'prepare for invasion'

Following days of massive Chinese war games, Taiwan's military held an artillery drill on Tuesday simulating defense against an attack, as Taipei alleged Beijing was preparing to invade the island.

China: President Xi faces growing dissent over enforced COVID-19 lockdowns

Despite the Communist Party of China's iron-clad authoritarian leadership, led by President Xi Jinping, fissures between Beijing and the public are considered to be widening.

02 Aug 2022


US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reaches Taiwan amid China's warnings

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reportedly landed in Taiwan late on Tuesday evening as part of her Asia tour, amid repeated "warnings" against her visit from China.

30 Jul 2022


Chinese rocket's uncontrolled return to Earth raising concerns

Debris from China's most powerful rocket is anticipated to crash land on Earth this weekend in an uncontrolled re-entry, BBC reported

07 Jul 2022

United Kingdom

FBI, MI5 raise alarm over Chinese espionage in joint address

In a joint address, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director Christopher Wray and United Kingdom MI5 director General Ken McCallum on Wednesday asked businesses to be wary of China's espionage threat.

21 May 2022


Beijing: 13,000 COVID-19 negative people forced into quarantine

To achieve the "zero-COVID-19" goal in China, over 13,000 Beijing residents who tested negative have been forced into quarantine.

29 Apr 2022


China: Shanghai eases COVID-19 restrictions as cases decline

Chinese authorities on Friday said nearly half the population of Shanghai is now in lower-risk areas, meaning as many as 12.38M residents can now step out of their homes.

25 Apr 2022


Beijing: Mass testing amid 'grim' COVID-19 situation triggers lockdown fears

Panic seized residents of China's capital city, Beijing, on Monday as the government ordered mass COVID-19 testing in the city's biggest district, Chaoyang.

03 Jan 2022

Hong Kong

Hong Kong news publication shuts amid clampdown on dissent

In light of declining press freedom in Hong Kong, the online news service Citizen News announced on Sunday that it will discontinue operations.

03 Nov 2021


China imposes curbs as COVID-19 rears its head again

COVID-19 is rearing its head again in China, from where the deadly disease is believed to have emerged.

09 Sep 2021

North Korea

North Korea suspended from 2022 Winter Olympics for Tokyo no-show

North Korea was formally suspended from the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics by the IOC on Wednesday as punishment for refusing to send a team to the Tokyo Games citing the COVID-19 pandemic.

23 Jul 2021


Typhoon to bring heavy rains to Taiwan, China over weekend

A typhoon is forecast to bring heavy rains to Taiwan and coastal China over the weekend, days after the worst flooding on record in a central province caused at least 33 deaths.

31 Mar 2021


BBC correspondent leaves China amid safety concerns

A veteran BBC correspondent whose coverage angered China has left the country amid concerns for his safety, BBC and a journalist organization said.

09 Jan 2021


Beijing on alert after COVID-19 spike in neighboring Hebei province

Beijing has gone on an alert mode following a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases in the neighboring Hebei province even as China has administered nine million coronavirus vaccines so far in a stepped-up nationwide drive to contain the virus.

28 Dec 2020

Xi Jinping

Chinese citizen journalist jailed for four years over coronavirus reportage

A 37-year-old citizen journalist was on Monday sentenced to four years in prison by a Chinese court over her coronavirus outbreak reporting, more than a year after the virus emerged in Wuhan.

25 Sep 2020


Galwan-clash cost five soldiers, claims China; India says number higher

For the first time since the bloody June episode in Galwan Valley, China admitted its casualties, saying that five of its soldiers died. However, India is convinced the death toll is higher, with government sources telling News18 that China's count must be multiplied by three.

08 Sep 2020


LAC: Amid brewing tensions, China claims Indian Army fired shots

In a new development that is sure to heighten tensions at the already volatile Line of Actual Control (LAC), China claimed that Indian soldiers fired warning shots at the Southern bank of Pangong Lake.

04 Sep 2020


Jackie Chan forced to vacate luxurious Beijing apartments for auction

Jackie Chan is facing a weird problem in his personal life.

01 Sep 2020


After recent flare-up, China claims India "disturbing" border peace

Reacting to India's claims that China transgressed in Ladakh on the intervening night of August 29 and 30, Beijing said on Tuesday that it was the Indian Army that violated the consensus and "illegally trespassed the LAC."

29 Jun 2020


China: 4 lakh people under lockdown as coronavirus cases rise

China has reimposed a strict lockdown in a province neighboring capital Beijing after detecting new coronavirus cases in the region.

19 Jun 2020


Galwan clash: 76 injured soldiers recovering; China releases 10 personnel

A total of 76 soldiers of the Indian Army were injured in the clash with China's People Liberation Army (PLA), on Monday, and all of them are recuperating, several reports said.

13 Jun 2020

Liu He

Parts of Beijing locked down due to fresh coronavirus cases

Authorities at China's capital, Beijing, are moving hastily to stem a fresh wave of coronavirus after few new cases were reported in the last two days.

24 Jan 2020


China desperately tries to contain coronavirus, cancels New Year celebrations

China is struggling to stop a deadly virus from causing more damage than it already has. The coronavirus that broke out in Wuhan has claimed 25 lives so far and has affected over 800.

22 Mar 2019


China's residential hub gets first-of-its-kind, high-tech 'robot watchman'

A residential community in China's capital Beijing has adopted a first-of-its-kind "robot watchman" that integrates facial recognition, man-machine communication, and infrared thermal imagery, replacing human night patrol.

05 Mar 2019


Gurugram is now officially the world's 'most polluted city'

With the air quality worsening in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR), Gurugram has emerged as the most polluted city in the world, according to a report.

28 Jan 2019


Noted Chinese human rights lawyer sentenced to 4.5 years jail-time

Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang was sentenced today to 4.5 years in prison for state subversion, a northern Chinese court said.

14 Dec 2018

Donald Trump

White House trade advisor vows 'tough' talks with China

United States President Donald Trump's trade negotiators will hold "tough" talks with China, a senior White House advisor said yesterday while cautioning against watching day-to-day reports on the negotiations.

25 Nov 2018


#BlackMirrorInAction: China's rating system bans millions from flights

The ominous effects of China's controversial social rating system, which is set to roll-out across the country by 2020, are already coming to light.

22 Nov 2018

Air Pollution

Lessons Delhi should learn from Beijing in tackling air pollution

Beijing and Delhi were at par in terms of air pollution levels up until 2013.

09 Nov 2018


Now, Chinese authorities can identify people from their walking style

Chinese authorities are taking public surveillance to a whole new level by implementing a new 'gait recognition' technology.

02 Nov 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistan PM Imran Khan arrives in China, seeks bailout money

Imran Khan arrived in Beijing today, in what is termed as the most significant visit to China by a Pakistani Prime Minister in recent years.

02 Nov 2018


FlexPai: The world's first foldable smartphone by a start-up

In the race to launch the world's first commercial foldable smartphone, California-based start-up Royole has beaten heavyweights like Samsung and Lenovo.

22 Oct 2018


The world's fastest growing economy is choking on toxic air

India might be the world's fastest growing economy, but it is fighting an increasingly uphill battle against air pollution.